UPDATE: Preseason Opener Now On NBA TV Canada

Raptors fans can now check out the preseason opener vs. the Celtics in Boston on NBA TV Canada LIVE at 7:30 PM ET!

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Post-Shootaround Notes From Boston

News/notes ahead of tonight’s Raptors preseason opener against the Celtics at TD Garden (7:30 PM ET)

Familiar Five:  Head coach Dwane Casey has said he intends to use the preseason to mix and match lineups, but expect the Raptors to start with the same group that finished last season in Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas.

Pair Of Ex-Pacers:  That being said, Casey has always placed a greater emphasis on who finishes games for him and really feels that he’s got some  reserves at his disposal who can ...

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Casey Aims To Experiment In Preseason

Two Atlantic Division foes that underwent massive offseason change in very different ways open preseason play Monday when the Raptors visit the Celtics at TD Garden in Boston (7:30 PM ET).

The Raptors are coming off a fifth straight season without a playoff appearance and after some significant off-court transformation, there’s still little to suggest exactly which direction the team is heading long-term.

Fresh off winning an Executive of the Year award with the Denver Nuggets, Masai Ujiri returned to the Raptors this summer to replace Bryan Colangelo as president of basketball ...

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Raptors Camp Wraps In Halifax With Intra-Squad Game

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Some thoughts after Team Black’s 92-64 win over Team Gray in a spirited Raptors intra-squad game to wrap up Training Camp in Halifax.

– Yes, it was just an intra-squad scrimmage. No, it shouldn’t diminish DeMar DeRozan taking four three-pointers on Saturday and drilling a three of them on his way to a game-high 21 points.

Long distance shooting has been a huge focal point for DeRozan this past offseason, as he attempts to improve upon his 28.3 per cent shooting from behind the arc in 2012-13 (a career-best mark).

RELATED: More Intra-Squad Video From Halifax

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In Order Of Buzzworthyness: Raptors Land Drake, All-Star Game

All eyes were on Drake as he and the Raptors announced a new partnership as well as the acquisition of the 2016 All-Star Game.

Star power.

That’s what was in evidence, Monday as the Raptors announced they had secured both the 2016 NBA All-Star game and the services of music star Drake as their Global Ambassador.

By necessity, the press conference was short on specifics. Drake and his sidekick Future – one word identities, Shaq, LeBron, Kobe, have long been an NBA staple – and the Raptors are just getting acquainted and his role is an evolving picture. Being one of the top music stars in the world makes it impossible to quantify just how much ...

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Raptors, Fans Get Together To #RideWithRG

It’s been a big weekend for Rudy Gay, who was named as an ambassador for the Kids, Cops & Computers program on Friday before following up with a fun event for his fans on a perfect Saturday in Toronto.

Gay invited his followers on social media for a bike ride along Toronto’s Waterfront and brought teammates DeMar DeRozan, Amir Johnson, Aaron Gray, Quincy Acy, Dwight Buycks and Chris Wright with him.

Check out some of the highlights from the #RideWithRG below…

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Raptors Help MLSE Shape Up Launch For A Fourth Season

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On Thursday, September 26th, the MLSE Shape Up program launched its fourth season to a school-wide assembly at St. Leo Catholic School in Etobicoke. The MLSE Shape Up program is a FREE, online DPA (Daily Physical Activity) and H&PE (Health & Physical Activity) resource for teachers – providing tools they need to help get their students active.

As a part of the program, Shape Up visits various schools in Ontario throughout the year, bringing the excitement and spirit of the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto ...

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Throwback Thursday: On Rookie Duties, Pranks & Backpacks

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A new season brings new faces. New names splashed from shoulder to shoulder. That has definitely been the story here in Raps Nation for the past few. And some of those players reppin’ the claw are new to fans and also new to the whirlwind of the NBA. Ladies and ‘gents, our rookies.

The team has always taken care of them with warm welcomes and gifts to make them feel right at home as they tackle new grounds. To gently ease them into the mighty spotlight of the big bad NBA. ...

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The #RTZ Lookahead: Vote For Your Raptors

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Kat and Jay with more on All-Star Voting, support Novak’s MO, All Access with Rudy and DeMar plus more.

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Throwback Thursday: T-Mac Looks Back

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The nostalgia of Throwback Thursday; the ‘remember whens’ and good ol’ days. See the game clock drop four zeros and hang a jersey up one last time and it’s the start of the same nostalgic haze.

Here’s proof from a career that started right here in our city and tapped seven other systems along the way.

Recognize this young buck?

Throw back to a few weeks ago: Tracy Lamar McGrady, the Raptors fourth ever draft selection at the age of 18, announced his retirement after 16 years in the court race.

 

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